Recreational Activities Specialist I

Recruitment #220307-X35A-12


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities related to planning, organizing, directing and conducting individual and group leisure-time and physical education activities in a hospital, institution or school.

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
•Plans, organizes and conducts various leisure-time and physical education activities, prepares scheduled events and insures that required equipment and other materials are in place.
•Plans and directs group activities aimed at developing appropriate group interaction behavior, a sense of team work and fairness, interpersonal communication skills and cooperation and ensures that order and discipline are maintained during recreation periods.
•Supervises, coaches and instructs indoor and outdoor team and athletic events.
•Teaches physical education, hygiene, sanitation and good personal habits.
•Participates in the maintenance, procurement and selection of athletic equipment, facilities, supplies and other materials for leisure-time activities and physical education programs.

Level Descriptor
Levels are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required for completion of work assignments, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents are assigned responsibilities for performing beginning level work under close supervision, in a training status to build their skills in planning and conducting recreational activities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of recreational, athletic and group work principles and techniques; of the fundamentals and rules of common sports; and of first aid treatment techniques. Ability is required to communicate orally; to conduct group activities; and to communicate effectively in writing.

Possession of a valid driver’s license in order to perform necessary travel. Required to obtain a CDL license within 6 months of employment.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by?63 O.S. § 427.8.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program; or in closely related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience


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